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HIS MONTH'S MOVIE SELECTION
shows a striking lack of film-
noir fare. What's going on?
Where's the gratuitous violence?
Where are the likable bad guys
with oddball fetishes and even more
oddball nicknames? Oh, that's right:
It's a Disney sort of month. Buck up,
though. Maybe at the end of Toy Story,
Woody will pump Buzz with semiauto-
matic fire (Closing remark: "That's all I
have to say about that.").

The
American
President
Castle Rock
What if the presi-
dent were hooking up at
the White House? Legit-
imately, that is. Michael
Douglas plays a wid-
owed president who starts dating an environmental
lobbyist (Annette Bening, Love Affair). Pretty bad
when your lovers' tiffs are the top story on the 6
o'clock news.
Ace Ventura:
When Nature Calls
Wa"ros.
Riddle me this: How do they churn the sequels
out so fast? The dumb gets still dumber as Jim Car-
rey returns as that friend to the furry, feathered and
flippered. This time he's needed in Africa, where he
has to track down the sacred Shikaka (we don't
know what it is, either) to prevent tribal war.
Home for
the Holidays
Prarmoun
Ah, Thanksgiving.
Time to count our
lessings. Claudia Lar-
son (Holly Hunter, The
Piano) feels particularly blessed: She just got fired;
she's sick; she's flying to see her weird family; and
her daughter (Claire Danes, TV's My So-Called
Life) is planning to lose her virginity while she's
gone. Pass the stuffing.
The Journey of
August King
Miramax
August King, a handsome white mountain
man played by Jason Patric (Rush), goes to the
market for supplies and comes back with a beauti-
ful black girl. Sounds like mountain fever. Except
it's pre-Civil War North Carolina, she's a run-
away slave and hunters are now looking to check-
mate them both.
Money Train
Columbia-
It's been awhile
since we've seen a good
old-fashioned train rob-
bery. What? White men
can't rob trains? How
about re-pairing that wacky duo, Woody Harrelson
and Wesley Snipes? They play brothers (foster) and
New York transit cops who go underground to rob
the subway.
Casino
UniversalStudios
Before the Disney-
ization of the casinos,
Las Vegas was down and
dirty - a place where
men were men, Elvis
was King, the bars were
seedy and the dancers were sleazy. Robert De Niro
plays Ace, a greedy gambler. Joe Pesci plays his part-
ner. Sharon Stone plays Ginger, the sexpot and
Ace's love interest.
Waiting to Exhale
20th Century Fox
You can stop holding your breath. Another
women's movie - just what you've been waiting
for - is out. These four women aren't shooting

men and taking off on a cross-country jaunt. But
maybe they should be. Whitney Houston, Angela
Bassett and Gregory Hines star. Breathtaking.

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Toy Story
Disney
Life is like a box of toys. Tom Hanks is the voice
of Woody, a cowhoy doll who maintains order in
his owner Andy's room - until Buzz Lightyear, a
high-fallutin' space action figure (voice by Tim
Allen, TV's Home Improvement), moves in. Word is
that the animation is anamazing.
Golideneye
UnitedArtist
Never say never.
Remington Steele's
lucky number - 007-
finally came up. This
time, Pierce Brosnan is
Bond. James Bond. He
goes to Russia. Former
Soviet Union Russia.
And there are girls. Sexy girls. (Famke Janssen and
Izabella Scorupco play the latest Bond chicks.)
Nick of Time
Paramount
Wait a second. John-
ny Depp - a.k.a. Don
Juan - a daddy? Yup.
He plays a mild-man-
nered accountant whose
daughter is kidnapped.
He's forced to assassi-
nate California's governor (Look out, Pete!) or his
daughter will die. Christopher Walken (The
Prophecy) plays one of the kidnappers.

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24 U. Magazie * November 1995

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